Tuesday, October 24, 2017
TKC QUESTION: WHAT ARE THE ODDS THAT KANSAS CITY WINS AMAZON HQ2 BID AGAINST HUNDREDS OF COMPETITORS???
Kansas City hand delivered a mostly secret proposal to Amazon as part of its publicity blitz to win jobs that could be worth 5-billion to one, somewhat lucky U.S. local economy.
The world's greatest purveyor of cheap Chinese junk that has destroyed retail biz now has nearly every major American city on its knees in order to request more cash.
And so . . .
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF KANSAS CITY'S ODDS AT LANDING AMAZON HQ2???
To be fair, a controversial and local bid made a lot of noise and was derided as "desperate" by most tech reporters. Still, any publicity helped to increase this town's profile against Amazon's one-sided "late capitalism" ambitions.
Check the odds and tell us what you think . . .
New York Times: Amazon Counts Its Suitors, 238 Want to Be Home for 2nd Headquarters
Vanity Fair: THE 12 MOST DESPERATE STUNTS CITIES HAVE PULLED TO WOO AMAZON’S NEW H.Q.
ATL Biz Journal: Betting site pegs Atlanta's odds of landing Amazon's $5 billion 'HQ2' at 2-to-1
You decide . . .